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The '''Church of the Brethren''' is a Christian denomination with origins in the Schwarzenau Brethren ( "Schwarzenau New Baptists") that was organized in 1708 by Alexander Mack in Schwarzenau, Bad Berleburg|Schwarzenau, Germany. The Brethren movement began as a melding of Radical Pietism|Radical Pietist and Anabaptism|Anabaptist ideas during the Protestant Reformation. The first of its churches in the United States was established in 1723. These church bodies became commonly known as "Dunkards", and more formally as German Baptist Brethren. The denomination holds the New Testament as its only creed. Historically, the church has taken a strong stance for nonresistance or pacifism—it is one of the three historic peace churches, alongside the Mennonites and Quakers. Distinctive practices include believers baptism by trine immersion; a threefold love feast...
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Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
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Advertising
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Cookery, American
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Decisions
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Hobson, J. T. (Jonathan Todd), b. 1850
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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
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American Libraries
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Brethren Digital Archives
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Bridgewater College
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United Theological Seminary Center for the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage
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Internet Archive Books
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brethren publishing house
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brethren publishing house; miller, s. christian
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united brethren publishing house
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mary davies steele , united brethren publishing house
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united brethren publishing house (dayton, ohio)
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